Synthesis, molecular docking and biological evaluation of Schiff base transition metal complexes as potential urease inhibitors.Eur J Med Chem. 2010 Oct; 45(10):4473-8.EJ
Six transition metal compounds of Schiff base ligands were evaluated for the inhibitory activity on jack bean urease, of which compounds 2-6 were determined by single crystal X-ray analysis. It was found that copper(II) complexes 1 and 4 showed strong inhibitory activity against jack bean urease (IC(50) = 0.52 and 0.46 microM), compared with acetohydroxamic acid (IC(50) = 42.12 microM) as a positive reference. Cobalt(II), nickel(II) and zinc(II) compounds also exhibited potent inhibitory activity (IC(50) = 3.88-25.20 microM). A docking analysis using the AUTODOCK 4.0 program could explain the inhibitory activities of 1 and 4 against urease.